AOA News

CMS heeds AOA recommendations on Medicare supplemental benefits

May 2 2024
Meaning to provide greater transparency and lower frustration and confusion among beneficiaries with Medicare Advantage plans, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is rolling out new procedures to communicate and to educate its enrollees on accessing their benefits.

'All the advocacy firepower’ called up at AOA on Capitol Hill

Apr 18 2024
Over 500 AOA doctors and optometry students championed the profession's priority issues in Washington, D.C., including a growing Congressional focus on vision plan abuses.

What optometry’s advocates are championing at AOA on Capitol Hill

Feb 15 2024
Learn about the priority federal issues that hundreds of optometrists and optometry students will take to Capitol Hill as part of optometry's single-largest annual advocacy gathering, April 14-16, and how you can join.

Capitol Hill inquiries into plan abuses are expanding

Feb 8 2024
Key congressional health panel chairs join forces to probe impact of VBM vertical integration and acquisition strategies.

Vision plan abuses top of mind? Register for AOA’s town hall on reimbursement, coverage fairness advocacy

Dec 21 2023
Thursday, Jan. 4, a profession-wide virtual gathering is called for doctors to speak out, assess 2023 legislative and regulatory gains, and help build new support for policy change.

15 advocacy highlights of 2023

Dec 18 2023
Thanks to advocates, optometry continues to fight and win.